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Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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March 2018

 

Monday, March 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Spring Wine Classes, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

Calling all wine lovers!
This is a terrific way to learn about wine regions, wine styles, wine making, and the wine industry, and for all levels of wine knowledge. With wine, there is a lot to learn, we always have repeat participants because we keep the topics new and exciting. This is a fun class to take with a family member or friend! We will be tasting wines at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) if you don’t wish to swallow the wine. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a winemaker or winery representative. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.

Details
Instructor: Varies each week
Dates: Mondays beginning Feb 12- March 26 (6 weeks,please note, no class Feb. 26)
Time: 6-7 :15 pm
Materials: Students are responsible for bringing a total of 4 wine glasses each week including the first class
Location: Capital Cellars, 227 W. Broadway, Frankfort KY, 40601
Course Fee: $80 (includes one Riedel crystal glass to keep and use for the class)

Feb 12 “Tasting Wine: Intro to Wine, History of Wine in the USA and Tasting”Speaker: Rachael Peake

Feb 19 “Wine 102: Intro to Wine Judging and Popular Global Varietals” Speaker: Carole Hackett, Certified Wine Judge

March 5 “The Great Varietals and Styles of Spain, Detailed Analysis of Tempranillo, Grenache, and others
Speaker: Clayton Brost, Vanguard Distributing, Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

March 12 “Old World Wines vs New World Wines- styles and varietals”- brown bag (blind) tasting, Speaker TBA

March 19 “Growing Grapes in Kentucky- Past and Future- Status of the Commonwealth Grape Industry”
Speaker: Tyler Madison, Program Manager, Grape & Wine
Marketing, Kentucky Grape & Wine Council, Kentucky Department of Ag

March 26 Wine and food pairing, serving, storing and other essentials
Speaker: TBA


Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Gizmos and Gadgets Galore: Kentucky Hosts the Southern Exposition, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Between 1883 and 1887, thousands of people came to Louisville for the Southern Exposition, one of the largest displays of technology the world had ever seen. Students will explore this milestone event using objects and images from KHS collections, and will be inspired to create their own inventions! We’ll end the class with our own “Southern Exposition,” displaying participants’ work.

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

 


Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Simplify in Spring: Declutter and Organize Your Space, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Just in time for your Spring cleaning, join us as Emily Evans of Eliminate: Professional Organizing discusses tackling clutter, maintaining tidiness, improving digital organization, and boosting productivity.

Please register online at http://bit.ly/psplSimplifyinSpring.
For more information, contact Diane at diane@pspl.org or 352-2665 x108.


Wednesday, March 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Money, Big-Time College Sports, Adolph Rupp and Bear Bryant, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Join us for our first History Cafe!
$10 members; $15 others
Price includes hors d’oeuvres (starting at 5) and soft drinks
Cash bar available
Reservations required by March 9
502-564-1792, ext. 4408

There is no better time than March Madness to look into the early years of Coaches Adolph Rupp and Bear Bryant at the University of Kentucky and their ongoing battle with the NCAA over the commercialization of college athletics.

Bring your friends and join the conversation with sports historian Chad Carlson, Ph.D., author of an article on this subject in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.

We’ll examine the successes and scandals that defined the years from 1946 to 1955 when these two coaching powerhouses defied the NCAA – sometimes successfully and sometimes with consequences – as they worked to build up two of the nation’s winningest teams.

Carlson, an assistant professor of kinesiology and head coach of the men’s junior varsity basketball team at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, also wrote Making March Madness: The Early Years of the NCAA, NIT, and College Basketball Championship Tournaments, 1922-1951 (University of Arkansas Press, 2017).


Wednesday, March 14, 8:15 – 9:00 pmReactive Rover Group Class, at LIFE House for Animals, 14 Fido Ct

Hosted by Paula’s Pawsitive Dog Training

For dogs that are reactive to other dogs and people. Learn techniques to make situations manageable. Only 2 more spots left. $180. If it fills up I will have another class later.


Thursday, March 15, 4:30 – 5:30 pm – STEAM Club: Twisters, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to learn the science behind one of nature’s most destructive forces at this month’s STEAM club! Registration is required and begins Monday, March 5. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, March 15, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Crimes of the Heart, at First Presbyterian Church, 416 West Main Street

Hosted by Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Crimes of the Heart” is that most delicate of undertakings: a comedy about serious matters. It exists somewhere between parody and melodrama, between the tragic and the goofy. –Roger Ebert

The three MaGrath sisters are brought together for a reunion on the occasion of Babe shooting her husband. They gossip and confide about infidelities and adulteries, scandals and betrayals.

This show has adult themes that may not be suitable for children.

Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart will be performed at First Presbyterian Church March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.

Cast:
Lenny: Shellee Hayden
Chick: Allison Wells
Doc: Austin Davis
Meg: Erin Mentzer
Babe: Olivia McKown
Barnette: Nick Lafferty

Directed by: Sami Allison
Produced by: Katy Doyle
Costume Design by: Karen Hatter and Lane Lewis
Stage Manager Cassie Burke

The play will be performed by a spectacular cast. During the show, enjoy desserts and coffee from Ouita Michel’s Midway School Bakery!


Thursday, March 15, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – California Guitar Trio, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway Street

California Guitar Trio is back at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe!

Purchase your tickets here: http://kentuckycoffeetree.com/live-music/california-guitar-tio

The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure.

Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio’s (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they’re part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second.

CGT’s 15 albums, streamed over 59 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group’s mercurial muse. The trio’s most recent release Komorebi showcases its acoustic side, with beautiful lush originals and innovative cover arrangements of Beatles, Beach Boys and more. Other highlights include Masterworks and album of classical works, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, and Schubert. Andromeda, which combines their many influences into a visionary album of original material; CG3+2, an exploration of kinetic rock territory in collaboration with bassist Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto; and Echoes, which reimagines timeless material by artists such as Mike Oldfield, Penguin Café Orchestra, Pink Floyd, and Queen.

The trio’s output has made a major global impact, having served as the soundtrack for Olympics coverage, and programs on CNN, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. They have fans in high places too: Nasa used their music to wake the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

CGT’s lineup is truly the sum of its distinct parts: A Utah native now residing in Los Angeles, Paul Richards immersed himself in rock, blues, jazz, and folk during his early days and while attending The University of Utah’s jazz guitar program. Bert Lams, originally from Belgium, graduated from the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, specializing in classical guitar. Tokyo-born Hideyo Moriya began his guitar journey with surf music and British rock, before relocating to Boston to study at Berklee.

All three felt the call to push themselves to the limit by enrolling in Robert Fripp’s challenging Guitar Craft courses, where they first met in 1987. They went on to tour together as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, before forming the California Guitar Trio in Los Angeles four years later.

Recently, the trio expanded its collaborative possibilities by working within a six-guitar format with the Montreal Guitar Trio. During these groundbreaking, highly-entertaining shows, the acts perform inventive arrangements of each other’s repertoire, and new music for guitar sextet.

25 years and 1,800+ gigs later, the CGT remains intensely committed to explore, evolve and communicate a wide-ranging musical worldview.


Friday, March 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.


Friday, March 16, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Crimes of the Heart, at First Presbyterian Church, 416 West Main Street

Hosted by Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Crimes of the Heart” is that most delicate of undertakings: a comedy about serious matters. It exists somewhere between parody and melodrama, between the tragic and the goofy. –Roger Ebert

The three MaGrath sisters are brought together for a reunion on the occasion of Babe shooting her husband. They gossip and confide about infidelities and adulteries, scandals and betrayals.

This show has adult themes that may not be suitable for children.

Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart will be performed at First Presbyterian Church March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.

Cast:
Lenny: Shellee Hayden
Chick: Allison Wells
Doc: Austin Davis
Meg: Erin Mentzer
Babe: Olivia McKown
Barnette: Nick Lafferty

Directed by: Sami Allison
Produced by: Katy Doyle
Costume Design by: Karen Hatter and Lane Lewis
Stage Manager Cassie Burke

The play will be performed by a spectacular cast. During the show, enjoy desserts and coffee from Ouita Michel’s Midway School Bakery!


Saturday, March 17, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am – St. Paddy’s Day Fundraiser Tourney, at East Frankfort Park, 315 Hickory Drive

Hosted by Frankfort Disc Golf Association, Inc

Feeling lucky? Come out on the greenest day of the year and play a round in our fundraiser event!

Don’t forget to wear your green shirts, hats, and/or socks, because, arrive in the greatest color of all, not only will you not get pinched, you will be entered into a raffle for a pretty green disc. Just one of many awesome prizes! Be sure to follow the rainbow too, for you might find some hidden gold….gold discs for keeping that is.

Your contribution will help us install new tee pads on holes A-E (you know which ones we’re talking about).

Questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to ask!


Saturday, March 17, 10:00 am – 9:00 pmAnnual Irish Dinner, at the Meeting House Bed & Breakfast Cafe’, 519 Ann Street


Saturday, March 17, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Creating a Refuge in Your Yard, at Wild Birds Unlimited (Frankfort, KY), 1100 US 127 S, Frankfort

Hosted by Frankfort Audubon Society

Have you ever wanted to create a wildlife habitat in your own yard, but you just weren’t sure how? If so, join us at Wild Birds Unlimited of Frankfort, Saturday, March 17th at 10:30am. Our guest speaker, Andrea Mueller, owner of Inside Out Design, will educate us on how we can create an oasis in our yards.

Through her company, Inside Out Design, Andrea specializes in complete outdoor spaces-from drainage, walls, patios, water and fire features, lighting and landscapes. She does everything to help create a complete outdoor oasis. When focusing on landscapes, she likes to use mostly native and some hardy non-native but non-invasive species, to create habitat for birds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. She is the first and only APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) designer in the state of Kentucky.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the store to let us know. You can call us at 502-352-2891 or email us at wbufrankfort@gmail.com


Saturday, March 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Board Game Day, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Drop in for some tabletop fun! Play board games from our collection, or feel free to bring your own. Available games include Dominion, Smash Up, Evolution, Formula Motor Racing, and many more!

Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month!


Saturday, March 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pmWine & Design: Spring Terrarium Workshop, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Grab your friends, enjoy a glass of wine & green up your indoor space with a burst of vibrant tabletop life. We’ll create a garden in glass to add some green to your home this spring. $45 fee includes expert instruction, plants and a multitude of potting materials. Reservations are required.

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, March 17, 5:00 – 10:00 pm – Frankfort Odd Fellows St. Patrick’s Pop-Up-Pub, at 317 W Broadway Street

Join the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort for a ST. PATRICKS DAY, POP-UP-PUB. The former Mitchell’s Clothing Store on Broadway in Downtown Frankfort, will be transformed into a one-night-only Irish Pub complete with live music, dancing, food and lots of West Sixth Brewing. Come for a unique, family friendly, St. Patrick’s Day experience. A $5 entry fee will support the Odd Fellows and our charitable work in the community.


Saturday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Good Shepherd Run for the Gold 3K, Downtown Frankfort, Canoe Kentucky, 301 W. Main St.

The 10th Annual Good Shepherd Run For The Gold 3K is on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The Run for the Gold benefits the Visual and Performing Arts Program of Good Shepherd Catholic School in Frankfort, KY.

This race is part of the 2018 Frankfort Striders Race Series.

Packet Pick-Up is March 16 and March 17 from 9:00am-6:00pm at CKY:Canoe Kentucky 301 W. Main St.

START TIME: 6:30pm EDT
END TIME: 8:30pm EDT
PRICE: $17.00 Race Fee + $3.00 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $25.00 after March 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT


Saturday, March 17, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Crimes of the Heart, at First Presbyterian Church, 416 West Main Street

Hosted by Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Crimes of the Heart” is that most delicate of undertakings: a comedy about serious matters. It exists somewhere between parody and melodrama, between the tragic and the goofy. –Roger Ebert

The three MaGrath sisters are brought together for a reunion on the occasion of Babe shooting her husband. They gossip and confide about infidelities and adulteries, scandals and betrayals.

This show has adult themes that may not be suitable for children.

Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart will be performed at First Presbyterian Church March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.

Cast:
Lenny: Shellee Hayden
Chick: Allison Wells
Doc: Austin Davis
Meg: Erin Mentzer
Babe: Olivia McKown
Barnette: Nick Lafferty

Directed by: Sami Allison
Produced by: Katy Doyle
Costume Design by: Karen Hatter and Lane Lewis
Stage Manager Cassie Burke

The play will be performed by a spectacular cast. During the show, enjoy desserts and coffee from Ouita Michel’s Midway School Bakery!


Sunday, March 18, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, March 18, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Vertigo (1958), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Vertigo (1958)

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest cinematic achievements, Vertigo is a dreamlike thriller from the Master of Suspense. This 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from TCM host Eddie Muller.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Alec Coppel (screenplay), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay) (as Samuel Taylor)
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Tickets: $8


Sunday, March 18, 4:00 – 6:00 pm – Jazz Disciples, at First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY, 416 W Main St

The Jazz Disciples, a Frankfort-based musical group, will perform a free concert March 18. Refreshments to follow in the fellowship hall. All are invited! Spread the word! Bring a friend (or two, or sixty)


Monday, March 19, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Spring Wine Classes, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

Calling all wine lovers!
This is a terrific way to learn about wine regions, wine styles, wine making, and the wine industry, and for all levels of wine knowledge. With wine, there is a lot to learn, we always have repeat participants because we keep the topics new and exciting. This is a fun class to take with a family member or friend! We will be tasting wines at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) if you don’t wish to swallow the wine. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a winemaker or winery representative. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.

Details
Instructor: Varies each week
Dates: Mondays beginning Feb 12- March 26 (6 weeks,please note, no class Feb. 26)
Time: 6-7 :15 pm
Materials: Students are responsible for bringing a total of 4 wine glasses each week including the first class
Location: Capital Cellars, 227 W. Broadway, Frankfort KY, 40601
Course Fee: $80 (includes one Riedel crystal glass to keep and use for the class)

Feb 12 “Tasting Wine: Intro to Wine, History of Wine in the USA and Tasting”Speaker: Rachael Peake

Feb 19 “Wine 102: Intro to Wine Judging and Popular Global Varietals” Speaker: Carole Hackett, Certified Wine Judge

March 5 “The Great Varietals and Styles of Spain, Detailed Analysis of Tempranillo, Grenache, and others
Speaker: Clayton Brost, Vanguard Distributing, Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

March 12 “Old World Wines vs New World Wines- styles and varietals”- brown bag (blind) tasting, Speaker TBA

March 19 “Growing Grapes in Kentucky- Past and Future- Status of the Commonwealth Grape Industry”
Speaker: Tyler Madison, Program Manager, Grape & Wine
Marketing, Kentucky Grape & Wine Council, Kentucky Department of Ag

March 26 Wine and food pairing, serving, storing and other essentials
Speaker: TBA


Tuesday, March 20, 4:30 – 6:30 pmAnnual Open House, at Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr

Hosted by Capital City Activity Center

Music and light hors d’euvres will be provided.


Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Media Matters: Importance of the Free Press, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St

Hosted by Together Frankfort

The public is invited to a panel discussion on Media Matters: The Importance of a Free Press, hosted by Together Frankfort on March 20, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm at the KSU Cooperative Extension Building. A hallmark of a democratic society is freedom of the press, which has come under scrutiny in recent years. The ability to distinguish professional journalism from false reporting is critical for both an informed electorate and elected decision-makers.

Press and media specialists will discuss these topics in a panel moderated by Dr. Crystal de Gregory, director of Kentucky State University’s Atwood Institute for Race, Education, and the Democratic Ideal. Confirmed panelists include Deborah Yetter-Courier Journal, Laura Cullen-Glasscock-The Kentucky Gazette, Chanda Veno-The State Journal, and Jackie Carfagno-Herald-Leader (retired). There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions of panelists to learn how various forms of media inform leadership and governance.
Together Frankfort is a non-partisan, volunteer group that seeks to exercise and protect democratic principles through public engagement and education. Info: Karen Armstrong-Cummings, 502-330-9115, togetherfrankfort2017@gmail.com


Wednesday, March 21, 8:15 – 9:00 pmReactive Rover Group Class, at LIFE House for Animals, 14 Fido Ct

Hosted by Paula’s Pawsitive Dog Training

For dogs that are reactive to other dogs and people. Learn techniques to make situations manageable. Only 2 more spots left. $180. If it fills up I will have another class later.


Thursday, March 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, March 23, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Spring Rummage Sale, at the First Christian Church Frankfort, 316 Ann Street

Who: Everyone!

What: A RUMMAGE SALE! …used children’s clothing and toys, kitchen appliances, household furnishings, sporting goods, antiques, and more!

When: Friday, March 23rd 8am-6pm Saturday, March 24th 8am-12pm

Where: Chenault Christian Life Center
First Christian Church 316 Ann Street Frankfort, KY 40601

Why: All proceeds of the sale will benefit the outreach and food ministries of First Christian Church Frankfort.

How: Sort out your closets & basements for unneeded items. Bring in gently used items & leave them behind the desk in the Welcome Center outside of NHCDC


Friday, March 23, 8:30 – 10:30 am – KDFWR Commission Meeting, at Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 1 Sportsmans Ln

Hosted by Kentucky Crossbow Federation

Show your support for expansion of the crossbow season in Kentucky by attending the March 23 meeting of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission Board Meeting. Your presence is a powerful indicator of the support of this initiative.

In the meantime, please contact your county’s Commission board member to express your support. Find your board member at http://bit.ly/KDFWRdirectors

Download a flyer to share with your friends: http://bit.ly/KCFcalltoaction


Friday, March 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Fimo Cup Cake- Pendants or Earrings Workshop, at White Cat Studio Frankfort, 232 West Main

Fimo Cupcake Workshop
Cost $30
Where: White Cat Studio in historic downtown Frankfort
Who: All Ages

Come create your own unique fimo clay cupcakes. Learn how to use the medium and experiment with molds. Walk away with 4 charms ready to made into a necklace or earrings.


Friday, March 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.


Friday, March 23, 7:30 – 10:00 pmNational Players Presents The Great Gatsby, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The National Players presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of Jay Gatsby and his world of decadence, madness and tragedy. $30/$25/$20


Saturday, March 24, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Spring Rummage Sale, at the First Christian Church Frankfort, 316 Ann Street

Who: Everyone!

What: A RUMMAGE SALE! …used children’s clothing and toys, kitchen appliances, household furnishings, sporting goods, antiques, and more!

When: Friday, March 23rd 8am-6pm Saturday, March 24th 8am-12pm

Where: Chenault Christian Life Center
First Christian Church 316 Ann Street Frankfort, KY 40601

Why: All proceeds of the sale will benefit the outreach and food ministries of First Christian Church Frankfort.

How: Sort out your closets & basements for unneeded items. Bring in gently used items & leave them behind the desk in the Welcome Center outside of NHCDC


Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmRunning Wild 4 Mile Trail Run, at Salado Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman Lane

Part of the 2018 Frankfort Striders Series.

The course is beautiful and suitable for all levels of experience. You will run through wooded areas as well as pass many of the animal exhibits at Salato. How many races let you run by deer, turkey, bear, and eagles just to name a few?

Awards will be presented to overall male and female finishers as welll as age group winners.

Proceeds go to benefit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Location: Salato Wildlife Education Center
1 Sportsman’s Ln
Frankfort KY 40601

Registration and Packet Pickup will begin at 9:00am

Start Time is 10:00am

Cost is $25

Registration includes t-shirt for those registered by March 10th. T-shirts will be available to purchase on race day for those who register after March 10th


Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Easter Egg Roll 2018, at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Ave, Frankfort

Free fun for the whole family!

*The first 300 kids will receive a free goody bag thanks to the Capital Plaza Hotel

*We will also be collecting new and/or gently used children’s books to donate to Reach Out and Read.

Activities:
*The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures from 10am-11am

*The Egg Roll will be split into age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. The winner of each Egg Roll heat will win a small prize! The Egg Rolls will start at 11am.

*Frankfort Y.M.C.A. Crayon Club will have free popcorn.

*Lifehouse for Animals will have face painting.

*Thorn Hill Education Center the FLIP (Families Leaning through Interaction Program) will be blowing up balloons for the children.

*Franklin County Humane Society will have adoptable pets and a coloring station.

*Passport Radio will be running the egg dyeing station

*Woodford County Humane Society will have a scavenger hunt.


Saturday, March 24, 10:30 – 11:30 amSow Like a Pro: Seed Starting & Seed Swap, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Jump into the cultivation of your own flowers, herbs & veggies from seed & take part in our local seed swap. Our grower will show you the basics…selecting seed, growing healthy seedlings, germination, transplanting and timing techniques. Learn the tricks of our trade and get those “babies” started for the garden of your dreams. Bring some seeds of your own to swap with others! $10 fee includes experienced instruction, seed tray and starter soil, seed pack of your choice and a 10% discount for workshop participants.

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, March 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Looking at the Results: Autosomal and Ethnicity Reports, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Saturday, March 24, 1:30 – 2:30 pmGrow & Go Organic for Healthy Living, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm will share how plants interact with their surroundings to become exactly what the human body needs. You’ll leave with vivid understanding of how the diversity of the soil food web and the tens of thousands of species of bacteria and fungi in an organic system will boost your immune system. Mac is a proponent of eating organic,a member of USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, and helped develop the Kentucky Proud program while with Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture. He runs a Certified Organic CSA (community supported agriculture) Farm Share program with his family on their Central KY farm. $5 fee includes presentation, a culinary herb from Wilsons & $5 off any CSA package.


Saturday, March 24, 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Finding Historic Frankfort, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

KHS and Buffalo Trace are teaming up again for a new adventure, Finding Historic Frankfort, a photo-based scavenger hunt featuring some of Frankfort’s oldest buildings. It starts at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Prizes for winner, best team name, and best Instagram caption. Space is limited, so you must pre-register. Registration opens Feb. 26. Call 502-564-1792. This is an 18-and-over event (ID required).

Teams must have at least two members and no more than four.
Register here: https://history.ky.gov/event/finding-historic-frankfort/

After the scavenger hunt, enjoy another History Happy Hour at Buffalo Trace (6 p.m.).

Both events are free.


Saturday, March 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pmHistory Happy Hour, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace


Saturday, March 24, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – The Ageless Murder Mystery Dinner, at the Little City Market, 314 St Clair Street

Egyptian Themed Murder Mystery Dinner titled “The Ageless.” Experience is written and hosted by William Thrasher. Dinner and experience is included in $20 ticket price – with Vegetarian/Vegan option available upon request. MUST RSVP WITH FOOD CHOICE AND PREPAY FOR THIS EVENT! Event fills up quickly and we have a limited amount of spots- so sign up as soon as possible! If enough interest is expressed we may have two nights of this event instead of the original one planned.


Saturday, March 24, 7:30 – 11:30 pm – Night Sky Tour March MOON Madness, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

You don’t want to miss this! Explore the night sky with guidance from Dan Price. There’s no need to register, just come on out. Expert guidance will be provided to help you identify all the magic you’ll see through the large telescopes provided. You may also bring your own. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. You may come and go anytime between 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Suggested $10 donation per group or couple.

More dates to be scheduled throughout the year.


Sunday, March 25, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Easter at the Trace, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Be sure to register for this egg-citing event for children and parents! Search for thousands of treat- filled eggs, plus enjoy refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Advanced registration required to attend event. All activities are complimentary.

Event Opens: 11:00am
Hunt Times
Ages 0-2: 12:00pm
Ages 3-4: 12:15pm
Ages 5-8: 12:45pm
Ages 9-11: 1:00pm

Event concludes at 2:00pm

Online registration begins February 25. No pets allowed, aside from service animals.


Sunday, March 25, 1:45 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Wildflower Walks, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

Join Frankfort Parks and Rec for a great afternoon hike around the upper levels of Cove Spring Park. We will learn all about local plants and wildflowers. Meet up at the Archery pavilion. FREE! Please note the walk will start at 2:00


Sunday, March 25, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Slugs & Bugs: Family Concert, at Buck Run Baptist Church, 1950 Leestown Rd, Frankfort

Children’s Worship Band Slugs & Bugs

For more information visit: http://reachyourcity.com/event/family-concert-buck-run-baptist-church/


Monday, March 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Spring Wine Classes, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

Calling all wine lovers!
This is a terrific way to learn about wine regions, wine styles, wine making, and the wine industry, and for all levels of wine knowledge. With wine, there is a lot to learn, we always have repeat participants because we keep the topics new and exciting. This is a fun class to take with a family member or friend! We will be tasting wines at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) if you don’t wish to swallow the wine. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a winemaker or winery representative. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.

Details
Instructor: Varies each week
Dates: Mondays beginning Feb 12- March 26 (6 weeks,please note, no class Feb. 26)
Time: 6-7 :15 pm
Materials: Students are responsible for bringing a total of 4 wine glasses each week including the first class
Location: Capital Cellars, 227 W. Broadway, Frankfort KY, 40601
Course Fee: $80 (includes one Riedel crystal glass to keep and use for the class)

Feb 12 “Tasting Wine: Intro to Wine, History of Wine in the USA and Tasting”Speaker: Rachael Peake

Feb 19 “Wine 102: Intro to Wine Judging and Popular Global Varietals” Speaker: Carole Hackett, Certified Wine Judge

March 5 “The Great Varietals and Styles of Spain, Detailed Analysis of Tempranillo, Grenache, and others
Speaker: Clayton Brost, Vanguard Distributing, Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

March 12 “Old World Wines vs New World Wines- styles and varietals”- brown bag (blind) tasting, Speaker TBA

March 19 “Growing Grapes in Kentucky- Past and Future- Status of the Commonwealth Grape Industry”
Speaker: Tyler Madison, Program Manager, Grape & Wine
Marketing, Kentucky Grape & Wine Council, Kentucky Department of Ag

March 26 Wine and food pairing, serving, storing and other essentials
Speaker: TBA


Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 – 7:00 – Heirloom Seed Workshop, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Learn to start tomato plants from seed, transplant seedlings, and save your own seed for next year’s garden. Attendees will be able to take home seed packets from many varieties of locally grown heirlooms as well as an organic heirloom tomato seedling!

Please register at the library or at http://bit.ly/heirloomseeds2018. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Wednesday, March 28On the Table Event, Frankfort/Franklin County

What is On The Table?

• One-day event for community conversation and reflection

• People gather around tables to talk in an informal setting

• Conversation starters are provided

• Feedback is captured

Who can participate?

• Everyone!

• Anyone can host a table

• Anyone can join in a conversation

• Participation is free of charge

How can I get involved?

• Register to be a host or a guest at www.bgcf.org/onthetableFRANK

Where can I participate?

• Sign up to host and choose your own location

• Dozens of locations around the city and county will be available

• Find an open event near you at www.bgcf.org/onthetableFRANK

Why should I participate?

• Your input will inform:

■ Community investment and direction

■ Planning for city and county growth

■ The needs of rural communities and land use/preservation

■ We will share what is important to you with local decision makers


March 28th On The Table Hosts in Franklin County (so far)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct

Hosted by The Garden Club of Frankfort

https://www.facebook.com/events/149642612390749/


10:00 am – 7:00 pm – at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Hosted by Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library

Choose from the following session times: 10:00 – 11:30 am, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, and 5:30 – 7:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/683980965324128/


11:30 am – 12:30 pm – at First Christian Church Frankfort, 316 Ann St

Hosted by Franklin County Farmers Market

https://www.facebook.com/events/379291425815310/


3:00 – 4:00 pm – at the McClure Building, 306 W. Main Street, Suite 207

Hosted by Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

https://www.facebook.com/events/1764865913819408/


6:30 – 8:00 pm – at Frankfort InterFaith Council, 314 Wilkinson St

Hosted by Frankfort InterFaith Council

If you haven’t signed up for an “On the Table” event in Frankfort, please consider attending at one of our member faith communities:

https://www.facebook.com/events/563111667388486/


ON THE TABLE on ABC 36 Lexington – Feb 27, 2018


Wednesday, March 28, 8:15 – 9:00 pmReactive Rover Group Class, at LIFE House for Animals, 14 Fido Ct

Hosted by Paula’s Pawsitive Dog Training

For dogs that are reactive to other dogs and people. Learn techniques to make situations manageable. Only 2 more spots left. $180. If it fills up I will have another class later.


Friday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.


Saturday, March 31, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Clay Pot Paint & Plant, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Easter fun for kids. Paint a pot & fill it with a flower! $5 fee includes paint, clay pot, flower & snacks! A part of our kids garden series.


Saturday, March 31, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm – BGSG Step Competition, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St

Hosted by Bluegrass State Games

Register for the First Ever Bluegrass State Games Step Competition!

Entry Fee: $50/team before March 1; $75/team after March 1
Contact: Morris Howard; 502-333-5041; ahoward00@yahoo.com

Divisions:
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Location:
Kentucky State University – Exum Gym
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Register today at:
http://bgsg.org/sport-item/step/

Download your team entry form HERE


Saturday, March 31, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Così fan tutte, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Production a gift of Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller, and the Trust of Joseph Padula

Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 31 mins

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.


Saturday, March 31, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


April 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Easter at Riparia, 104 Cove Spring Rd

Hosted by David Fields for City Commissioner

Hello Friends! On Sunday, 04/01/2018 Nikolai, Dean from Waverly and I will be holding a giant Easter Egg hunt here at our home. David Fields for City Commissioner, along with our friend, Dean Ball of Waverly House Auctions, are going to have thousands of eggs and prizes. Including a special prize egg with a free gaming system ticket in it. There will be games, egg painting, rock painting, badminton, egg roll, egg toss, cornhole, Hot Dogs on the grill and so much more! Don’t miss out on this. You and your kids will have a blast. There will be an adult egg hunt immediately following the children’s hunt. Please respond ASAP. This will fill up fast.


Monday, April 2, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact – Spring Break, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

2018 Spring Break Camps
Registration for Spring Break, April 2-6, is now open! Find class descriptions below.

Register here:
https://history.ky.gov/camp-artyfact/camp-artyfact-spring-break-2018-registration/

Camps cost $70 per student for KHS members and $75 per student for non-members. Become a member today! Payment is due the first day of camp. All classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Extended care is available mornings from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for a weekly rate of $10 and afternoons from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm for a weekly rate of $10. Care is available during lunchtime from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly rate of $5 (if registered for a half-day of camp) and is free for students registered for full days.

Camp Artyfact: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gather your garden gloves, grab your watering can and unleash your inner green thumb! Participants will explore a variety of Kentucky’s modern and historic gardens to get inspired to design, construct and plant their own tasty beds in our Craille-Day demonstration garden. Gardening doesn’t just end with camp. Participants will plant seedlings to take home so they can continue gardening fun!
For students ages 5-8.
Instructor: Carol Bolton
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Wacky Watercolors
What does it take to become a watercolor master? Participants will examine paintings from some of Kentucky’s best watercolorists, including Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier, and get inspired to create their own works of art. Participants will learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a variety of projects including still life, landscape, portrait and more! This camp includes a special-behind-the scenes tour of the Kentucky Historical Society’s art vault and outdoor excursions to capture the beauty of Frankfort’s buildings and landscapes.
Instructor: Bruce Barnett
For students ages 9-12.
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Find It! Design It! Build It!
Put on your hard hats and get ready to go on a building adventure! In this camp, participants design a building with friends based on their favorite architectural style seen in Kentucky. Then they create their buildings out of different art media, including clay. Along the way, participants will test their geography skills by examining old maps and will hit the streets of downtown for a fun-filled geocaching adventure. This camp also includes special visit to the Old State Capitol to explore its Greek-inspired architecture.
For students ages 5-8.
Instructors: Megan Sauter/Kali Sanders
1pm-4pm

Camp Artyfact: History Alive!
What would an artifact say if it could talk? This is your chance to find out! In this theatrical camp, participants select an artifact that speaks to them, discover the interesting people and stories behind it and create a monologue about their artifact with direction from the instructor. At week’s end, participants will share their theatrical creations with friends and family in a special presentation that pieces all of the artifacts together and brings history to life in a new way.
For students ages 9-12.
Instructor: Kathi Ellis
1pm-4pm


Monday, April 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inclusive Museum Day-Autism Awareness, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Inclusive Museum Day for Autism Awareness

Quiet spaces and sensory activities will be offered in “A Kentucky Journey” throughout the day.

Only 20 visitors will be allowed in the museum at a time so you must register for a time slot.

Time: Call for available two-hour time slots during the morning and afternoon. Additional time slots will be added as needed.

Cost: Admission is free to children with autism. Adults: $8; Youth (6-18): $6 (5 and under are free); Veterans: $6; KHS Member benefits apply.

To Register, call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. Visitors will enter via the entrance facing Ann Street. Pay by credit card when you register or when you arrive.

Take “A Kentucky Journey” and find your place in our story.

From Boone to baseball bats, horse racing to sporty cars, Kentucky’s impact is wide. Take a 12,000-year “journey” with us from prehistoric times to the modern day and learn how Kentucky came to be part of the U.S. consciousness. You’ll:
Experience wartime and peace.

Meet free people and the enslaved, private citizens and public figures.
See items that tell of Kentucky’s most famous – and infamous – citizens: the mirror that hung in Lexington madam Belle Brezing’s parlor; the coat Gov. William Goebel wore the day of his assassination; the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln carried in 1860.

Discover the things that illustrate everyday life for countless Kentuckians who helped set the Commonwealth’s course: handmade quilts that women carefully stitched to provide warmth for their families; hand-crafted furniture which stored the family treasures; tools of their trades.

No matter where you’re from, we’re confident you have a Kentucky connection. Take the “journey” and find yours.

Accommodations will include low noise levels, filtered lights, barriers around artifacts, pictorial signs, quiet spaces, attendance limitations, and sensory activities.


Monday, April 2, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – IOOF Capital Lodge Meeting, at the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge #6, 113 Bridge Street

Please join us for the next IOOF Capital Lodge #6 meeting. This is a regular meeting, and members are encouraged to attend and address lodge concerns. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm with a gathering of the members at 7:00pm.

We offer a friendly membership at our lodge, located at 113 Bridge Street. As always, visitors are encouraged to attend and learn about our historic fraternity. We hope you to see you there


Tuesday, April 3, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact – Spring Break, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

2018 Spring Break Camps
Registration for Spring Break, April 2-6, is now open! Find class descriptions below.

Register here:
https://history.ky.gov/camp-artyfact/camp-artyfact-spring-break-2018-registration/

Camps cost $70 per student for KHS members and $75 per student for non-members. Become a member today! Payment is due the first day of camp. All classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Extended care is available mornings from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for a weekly rate of $10 and afternoons from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm for a weekly rate of $10. Care is available during lunchtime from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly rate of $5 (if registered for a half-day of camp) and is free for students registered for full days.

Camp Artyfact: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gather your garden gloves, grab your watering can and unleash your inner green thumb! Participants will explore a variety of Kentucky’s modern and historic gardens to get inspired to design, construct and plant their own tasty beds in our Craille-Day demonstration garden. Gardening doesn’t just end with camp. Participants will plant seedlings to take home so they can continue gardening fun!
For students ages 5-8.
Instructor: Carol Bolton
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Wacky Watercolors
What does it take to become a watercolor master? Participants will examine paintings from some of Kentucky’s best watercolorists, including Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier, and get inspired to create their own works of art. Participants will learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a variety of projects including still life, landscape, portrait and more! This camp includes a special-behind-the scenes tour of the Kentucky Historical Society’s art vault and outdoor excursions to capture the beauty of Frankfort’s buildings and landscapes.
Instructor: Bruce Barnett
For students ages 9-12.
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Find It! Design It! Build It!
Put on your hard hats and get ready to go on a building adventure! In this camp, participants design a building with friends based on their favorite architectural style seen in Kentucky. Then they create their buildings out of different art media, including clay. Along the way, participants will test their geography skills by examining old maps and will hit the streets of downtown for a fun-filled geocaching adventure. This camp also includes special visit to the Old State Capitol to explore its Greek-inspired architecture.
For students ages 5-8.
Instructors: Megan Sauter/Kali Sanders
1pm-4pm

Camp Artyfact: History Alive!
What would an artifact say if it could talk? This is your chance to find out! In this theatrical camp, participants select an artifact that speaks to them, discover the interesting people and stories behind it and create a monologue about their artifact with direction from the instructor. At week’s end, participants will share their theatrical creations with friends and family in a special presentation that pieces all of the artifacts together and brings history to life in a new way.
For students ages 9-12.
Instructor: Kathi Ellis
1pm-4pm


Wednesday, April 4, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact – Spring Break, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

2018 Spring Break Camps
Registration for Spring Break, April 2-6, is now open! Find class descriptions below.

Register here:
https://history.ky.gov/camp-artyfact/camp-artyfact-spring-break-2018-registration/

Camps cost $70 per student for KHS members and $75 per student for non-members. Become a member today! Payment is due the first day of camp. All classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Extended care is available mornings from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for a weekly rate of $10 and afternoons from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm for a weekly rate of $10. Care is available during lunchtime from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly rate of $5 (if registered for a half-day of camp) and is free for students registered for full days.

Camp Artyfact: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gather your garden gloves, grab your watering can and unleash your inner green thumb! Participants will explore a variety of Kentucky’s modern and historic gardens to get inspired to design, construct and plant their own tasty beds in our Craille-Day demonstration garden. Gardening doesn’t just end with camp. Participants will plant seedlings to take home so they can continue gardening fun!
For students ages 5-8.
Instructor: Carol Bolton
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Wacky Watercolors
What does it take to become a watercolor master? Participants will examine paintings from some of Kentucky’s best watercolorists, including Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier, and get inspired to create their own works of art. Participants will learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a variety of projects including still life, landscape, portrait and more! This camp includes a special-behind-the scenes tour of the Kentucky Historical Society’s art vault and outdoor excursions to capture the beauty of Frankfort’s buildings and landscapes.
Instructor: Bruce Barnett
For students ages 9-12.
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Find It! Design It! Build It!
Put on your hard hats and get ready to go on a building adventure! In this camp, participants design a building with friends based on their favorite architectural style seen in Kentucky. Then they create their buildings out of different art media, including clay. Along the way, participants will test their geography skills by examining old maps and will hit the streets of downtown for a fun-filled geocaching adventure. This camp also includes special visit to the Old State Capitol to explore its Greek-inspired architecture.
For students ages 5-8.
Instructors: Megan Sauter/Kali Sanders
1pm-4pm

Camp Artyfact: History Alive!
What would an artifact say if it could talk? This is your chance to find out! In this theatrical camp, participants select an artifact that speaks to them, discover the interesting people and stories behind it and create a monologue about their artifact with direction from the instructor. At week’s end, participants will share their theatrical creations with friends and family in a special presentation that pieces all of the artifacts together and brings history to life in a new way.
For students ages 9-12.
Instructor: Kathi Ellis
1pm-4pm


Wednesday, April 4, 1:30 pm – MLK Memorial March To Move, at the Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Avenue

March To Move with us down Capital Avenue to The KY State Capitol on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. MLK’s death. We will Reflect on his legacy, Amplify the voices of those not being heard and Connect people with groups committed to voting in the best interest of The People.


Friday, April 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.


Thursday, April 5, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact – Spring Break, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

2018 Spring Break Camps
Registration for Spring Break, April 2-6, is now open! Find class descriptions below.

Register here:
https://history.ky.gov/camp-artyfact/camp-artyfact-spring-break-2018-registration/

Camps cost $70 per student for KHS members and $75 per student for non-members. Become a member today! Payment is due the first day of camp. All classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Extended care is available mornings from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for a weekly rate of $10 and afternoons from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm for a weekly rate of $10. Care is available during lunchtime from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly rate of $5 (if registered for a half-day of camp) and is free for students registered for full days.

Camp Artyfact: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gather your garden gloves, grab your watering can and unleash your inner green thumb! Participants will explore a variety of Kentucky’s modern and historic gardens to get inspired to design, construct and plant their own tasty beds in our Craille-Day demonstration garden. Gardening doesn’t just end with camp. Participants will plant seedlings to take home so they can continue gardening fun!
For students ages 5-8.
Instructor: Carol Bolton
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Wacky Watercolors
What does it take to become a watercolor master? Participants will examine paintings from some of Kentucky’s best watercolorists, including Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier, and get inspired to create their own works of art. Participants will learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a variety of projects including still life, landscape, portrait and more! This camp includes a special-behind-the scenes tour of the Kentucky Historical Society’s art vault and outdoor excursions to capture the beauty of Frankfort’s buildings and landscapes.
Instructor: Bruce Barnett
For students ages 9-12.
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Find It! Design It! Build It!
Put on your hard hats and get ready to go on a building adventure! In this camp, participants design a building with friends based on their favorite architectural style seen in Kentucky. Then they create their buildings out of different art media, including clay. Along the way, participants will test their geography skills by examining old maps and will hit the streets of downtown for a fun-filled geocaching adventure. This camp also includes special visit to the Old State Capitol to explore its Greek-inspired architecture.
For students ages 5-8.
Instructors: Megan Sauter/Kali Sanders
1pm-4pm

Camp Artyfact: History Alive!
What would an artifact say if it could talk? This is your chance to find out! In this theatrical camp, participants select an artifact that speaks to them, discover the interesting people and stories behind it and create a monologue about their artifact with direction from the instructor. At week’s end, participants will share their theatrical creations with friends and family in a special presentation that pieces all of the artifacts together and brings history to life in a new way.
For students ages 9-12.
Instructor: Kathi Ellis
1pm-4pm


Friday, April 6, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact – Spring Break, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

2018 Spring Break Camps
Registration for Spring Break, April 2-6, is now open! Find class descriptions below.

Register here:
https://history.ky.gov/camp-artyfact/camp-artyfact-spring-break-2018-registration/

Camps cost $70 per student for KHS members and $75 per student for non-members. Become a member today! Payment is due the first day of camp. All classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Extended care is available mornings from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for a weekly rate of $10 and afternoons from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm for a weekly rate of $10. Care is available during lunchtime from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly rate of $5 (if registered for a half-day of camp) and is free for students registered for full days.

Camp Artyfact: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gather your garden gloves, grab your watering can and unleash your inner green thumb! Participants will explore a variety of Kentucky’s modern and historic gardens to get inspired to design, construct and plant their own tasty beds in our Craille-Day demonstration garden. Gardening doesn’t just end with camp. Participants will plant seedlings to take home so they can continue gardening fun!
For students ages 5-8.
Instructor: Carol Bolton
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Wacky Watercolors
What does it take to become a watercolor master? Participants will examine paintings from some of Kentucky’s best watercolorists, including Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier, and get inspired to create their own works of art. Participants will learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a variety of projects including still life, landscape, portrait and more! This camp includes a special-behind-the scenes tour of the Kentucky Historical Society’s art vault and outdoor excursions to capture the beauty of Frankfort’s buildings and landscapes.
Instructor: Bruce Barnett
For students ages 9-12.
9am-12pm

Camp Artyfact: Find It! Design It! Build It!
Put on your hard hats and get ready to go on a building adventure! In this camp, participants design a building with friends based on their favorite architectural style seen in Kentucky. Then they create their buildings out of different art media, including clay. Along the way, participants will test their geography skills by examining old maps and will hit the streets of downtown for a fun-filled geocaching adventure. This camp also includes special visit to the Old State Capitol to explore its Greek-inspired architecture.
For students ages 5-8.
Instructors: Megan Sauter/Kali Sanders
1pm-4pm

Camp Artyfact: History Alive!
What would an artifact say if it could talk? This is your chance to find out! In this theatrical camp, participants select an artifact that speaks to them, discover the interesting people and stories behind it and create a monologue about their artifact with direction from the instructor. At week’s end, participants will share their theatrical creations with friends and family in a special presentation that pieces all of the artifacts together and brings history to life in a new way.
For students ages 9-12.
Instructor: Kathi Ellis
1pm-4pm


Saturday, April 7, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, April 7, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Reforest Frankfort 2018, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Frankfort’s annual Reforestation event. Please be prepared to dig in the dirt and bring your own shovel. Enjoy visiting with vendors, live music, tree planting and take home a tree of your own.

Hosted by ReForest Frankfort and Josephine Sculpture Park


Saturday, April 7, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – 3rd Annual Kitten Shower!, at LIFE House for Animals, 14 Fido Ct

Please join us for our 3rd Annual Kitten Shower and help us prepare for the flood of homeless kittens (and their mamas) that will soon be arriving at LIFE House! We’ll have some fun games, prizes and refreshments – and probably some tiny, adorable felines as well! Our wish list is on the flyer. Hope to see you there!


Saturday, April 7, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Emi Sunshine, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of Emi Sunshine, the 13-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry.

Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth,” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, TN home.

Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/ The Louvin Brothers), she is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill.

Tickets: $25/$20


Sunday, April 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGrease (1978), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Grease (1978)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Grease is the one that you want! Go back to high school with Pink Lady Sandy (Olivia Newton-John), leader of the bad-boy T-Birds, Danny (John Travolta), and a rockin’ and rollin’ all-star cast. This 40th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Writers: Jim Jacobs (original musical), Warren Casey (original musical)
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Tickets: $8

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Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Coal Miners’ Daughters (and Sons): Growing Up in the Kentucky Coalfields, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using artifacts on display in our exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” students will explore what life was like for coal miners and their families in the many “company towns” that sprang up in the Commonwealth’s coalfields during the late 1800s and early 1900s. We’ll experiment with mining equipment, visit the company store to make purchases with “scrip,” and learn how unions impacted mining communities. Best for ages 6 to 12, but all are welcome!

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, April 12, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Painting Like Audubon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Take a walk in the woods with us as we explore all the wonders Kentucky has to offer. This week we were putting your Little Historians art skills to the test as we explore Kentucky wildlife and learn to paint like John James Audubon. Activities will help develop fine motor, sensorimotor, listening and observational skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, April 13, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Painting Like Audubon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Take a walk in the woods with us as we explore all the wonders Kentucky has to offer. This week we were putting your Little Historians art skills to the test as we explore Kentucky wildlife and learn to paint like John James Audubon. Activities will help develop fine motor, sensorimotor, listening and observational skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.


Friday, April 13, 7:30 – 10:00 pmGeorge Winston, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Winston presents his blend of classical and rural folk piano with fourteen solo albums, a hypnotizing piano style and an intense dedication to perfect performance. $35/$25/$20


Saturday, April 14, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Cultivating Accessible Opportunities for Veterans in Agriculture, at Kentucky State University Research Farm, 1525 Mills Lane

Hosted by NCAT Northeast and Growing Warriors

A Beginning Farmer Training Program

The Kentucky AgrAbility Project is proud to partner with the National Center for Appropriate Technologies to present this unique farm foundations training program. Join us and our expert presents as we cover a wide range of topics from farm planning, water quality, proper tool usage, and practical demonstrations of adaptive technologies and how they fit into a farm enterprise. This workshop is Veteran focused but open to all. Registration is limited to 50 participants so register early. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for Veterans, for more information please email Mikelewis@uky.edu


Saturday, April 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Saturday, April 14, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – 3rd Annual Bark For Life, at Upper Cove Springs Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd, Frankfort

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. These dogs demonstrate unconditional love, joy, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors’ abilities or appearances.

To register, click HERE

Please print your tickets to bring with you the day of the event.


Saturday, April 14, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Flow Adventure Race,

This IS The Flow: a truly beginner-friendly Adventure Race to introduce you to the best sport in the world!

Get ready to bike, paddle, trek your way around Frankfort’s Capitol View Park in a FOUR hour Adventure. NO prior navigation/orienteering experience is needed for this one and ANY bike will suffice. We’ll also be partnering with a local canoe/kayak livery for anyone that doesn’t have their own boat.

What is Adventure Racing?

An Adventure Race (AR) is simply a race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs) utilizing specified modes of travel (biking, trekking, paddling). The goal is to locate the most CPs in the allotted time. There is no set course so you are free to choose any route you’d like – this makes AR all about strategy! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about getting into this sport.

Race Facts

WHAT: A beginner adventure race
LENGTH: 4 Hour Cut-off time
DISCIPLINES: BIKING (road or optional trail) | TREKKING (trail & road) | PADDLING (creek/no rapids)(typically use Benson Creek for the paddle part of the race)
DISTANCES (approximate):

  • Minimum miles to be an official finisher: BIKE 3 | TREK 1 | PADDLE 3
  • Total miles to clear the entire course: BIKE: 10 | TREK 4 | PADDLE 3

WHERE: Capitol View Park (and surrounding area). Frankfort, KY. START/FINISH will be at Capitol View Park.
WHEN: April 14
WHO: – Divisions are simple:

  • 2-4 Person Family: Choose this division if you’re racing with someone under 16 years old. You don’t actually have to be related to race in this division. (Teams with teens may also choose to race in the “2-4 Person Team” division if they wish.)
  • 2-4 Person Team: Choose this division if everyone on your team is over 16 years old.
  • Solo: Choose this one if you’re brave enough to go it alone. Unavailable for racers under 16 years old.

REGISTRATION:

  • NEW for 2018: The registration fee for anyone under 16 years old is only $3.61
  • NEW for 2018: We’re lowering the fee if you sign up early. AND these fees are your actual costs. No processing, insurance, or anything else added on. Early Registration: Now – March 11th : $60
    Regular Registration: March 12th – March 28th : $70
    Late Registration: March 29th – April 9th : $75

SHIRT DEADLINE is MARCH 29th Registration CLOSES APRIL 9th.

Additional Info

MANDATORY GEAR | RULES | ROSTER | RACER COMMUNICATION | RESULTS |

SCHEDULE:

Race Check-In —  9:00 am – 10:00 am Shelter Location
Race Start —  11:00 am. (Maps distributed at 10:30 am)
Race Cutoff — 3:00 pm
After Party — 3:15 pm


Saturday, April 14, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Luisa Miller, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Revival a gift of Rolex

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 38 mins


Sunday, April 15, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, April 15, 1:45 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Wildflower Walks, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

Join Frankfort Parks and Rec for a great afternoon hike around the upper levels of Cove Spring Park. We will learn all about local plants and wildflowers. Meet up at the Archery pavilion. FREE! Please note the walk will start at 2:00


Friday, April 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.


Friday, April 20, 7:30 – 10:00 pmHalfway to Hazard, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Halfway to Hazard is no-holds barred, nothing held back, pedal to metal, all the way. It is music that is honest, open, gritty and rough around the edges by musicians who make no excuses for who they are or apologies for where they’re from. They’re Halfway to Hazard, and they’re taking the long way home.


Saturday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:30 pm – Bourbon & Browns, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Kick off Derby season with Liberty Hall and our 2018 honorary chair Mrs. John P. Stewart! Back by popular demand is the Distillers Showcase where guests can create their own bourbon flight while visiting with master distillers and sample their creations. Enjoy scrumptious foods prepared with Kentucky and bourbon in mind and tap your toes to Frankfort’s own Cousin Jones.

The Live Auction features a getaway to Grand Cayman Island, while the Silent Auction features many exciting and unique experiences.

Proceeds fund the continued preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. Admission to the event is $100 per person and a portion of the ticket will be tax deductible. Attire is business casual. Purchase tix on line or call for details 502-227-2560.


Saturday, April 21, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 6th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner & Silent Auction, at The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath S

Hosted by Franklin County KY Humane Society

The Franklin County Humane Society will be hosting the 6th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner and Silent Auction on April 21, 2018, at the Frankfort Country Club in Frankfort, KY. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour including appetizers and entertainment. The silent auction will also begin at 6:00 p.m., and we have a wonderful array of baskets to offer for your bidding pleasure. To donate, contact Betsy Kennedy at cwdauction@gmail.com.

Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a star-studded list of celebrity waiters from Franklin County and beyond. Waiters participating in this year’s event will be posted as they are confirmed. Seats will go fast so reserve your seat early at http://www.fchsanimals.org

Early Buy Seats – Save $10 before April 1
Table for 8 – $400
Table for 10 – $500


Sunday, April 22, 1:45 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Wildflower Walks, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

Join Frankfort Parks and Rec for a great afternoon hike around the upper levels of Cove Spring Park. We will learn all about local plants and wildflowers. Meet up at the Archery pavilion. FREE! Please note the walk will start at 2:00


Thursday, April 26, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, April 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm ArtWalk, Downtown Frankfort

Our KECU downtown ArtWalks feature amazing original art from local / regional artists and artisans. Over 25 venues participate and mediums include painting, watercolor, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts, calligraphy, photography, glasswork, metalwork, and more. Come enjoy a lovely, creative experience in Downtown Frankfort, meet and mingle with our talented artists, and enjoy a nice meal or drink at one of our downtown restaurants.


Friday, April 27, 7:30 – 10:00 pmAsleep at the Wheel, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Winners of 9 Grammy awards in their 20 album career, this Texas swing band though founded in West Virginia was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2002. $45/$40/$30 Sponsored by Richard Rosen & Anna Marie Pavlik


Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Capital Area Extension Master Gardeners Annual Plant Market, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

CAMG’s annual plant market is Saturday, April 28. What will you be shopping for?

Most of us are busy planning right now, and we still have time to add the plants you want most to our lists. Let us know what veggies, herbs, perennials, annuals, and so on that you hope to find. If possible, we’ll have some on hand!

Please feel free to share this post and to continue commenting beyond the contest. Consider liking our page if you’d like to see our short educational how-tos and stay informed on community gardening events.

Be sure to save the date: Saturday, April 28, 2018!

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Saturday, April 28,  at 10:30 – 11:30 am – Nature Talks: Bees in the Gardenat Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Learn how to attract, feed & raise honeybees during this interactive workshop. Sample the sweet stuff & get an up-close look at honeybee hive tools of the trade. Bee expert John Antennuci, of Lazy Dog Honey, will lead the discussion. John has been raising bees for more than 25 years & has 150 active colonies. Reserve your spot for $10.


Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmKids Classes – Historic Gardening, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn how the Native Americans domesticated plants to be the first farmers in Kentucky. Get your hands dirty by planting native crops in the Kentucky Historical Society’s

educational garden. Make a terrarium of your own to take home.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 5-12.

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Using GEDMatch for Additional Analysis, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Saturday, April 28, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Cendrillon, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Additional funding from Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard

Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Thèatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels; and Opèra de Lille. This production was first performed at the Santa Fe Opera.

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 47 mins


Sunday, April 29, 1:45 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Wildflower Walks, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

Join Frankfort Parks and Rec for a great afternoon hike around the upper levels of Cove Spring Park. We will learn all about local plants and wildflowers. Meet up at the Archery pavilion. FREE! Please note the walk will start at 2:00


Sunday, April 29, 4:00 – 5:30 pm – America, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Hosted by The Lexington Brass Band

Come and celebrate AMERICA with the Lexington Brass Band (and a few special guests) as we take our concert series “on the road” to The Grand Theater in Frankfort, KY!


May 2018

Thursday, May 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Racing ’Round the Commonwealth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

And they’re off! Join us as this week as we put your Little Historians’ hat-making and horse-racing skills to the test in time for the Kentucky Derby. Activities will help develop fine motor, observation, listening and verbal communication skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, May 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pmOaks Day Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition: bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon


Friday, May 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Racing ’Round the Commonwealth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

And they’re off! Join us as this week as we put your Little Historians’ hat-making and horse-racing skills to the test in time for the Kentucky Derby. Activities will help develop fine motor, observation, listening and verbal communication skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, May 5, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pmGovernor’s Derby Day Celebration, Downtown Frankfort

Details to come…


Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Newfangled Notions! Big Changes for Kentucky in the Early 20th Century, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using artifacts from the KHS collection, students will explore the technological and social changes that Kentuckians experienced in the early days of the 20th century. We’ll experiment with “old time” radio, show our support for Kentucky’s “suffragettes” and learn how Gov. Edwin P. Morrow worked to push the Commonwealth forward.

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Thursday, May 10, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, May 10, 7:30 – 10:00 pmSam Bush, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

From a kid growing up on a Bowling Green farm to a Nashville legend, the father of New Grass masterfully plays mandolin, guitar and more. $55/$45/$30


Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Classes – Mother’s Day Traditions: Crafting Flowers, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about the history of Mother’s Day that became an official holiday in 1914. Collaborate with friends to write to express appreciation. Paper to plaster flowers, we will create enough unique arrangements for a bouquet.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 7-12.

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Sunday, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSunset Boulevard (1950), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Sunset Boulevard (1950)

A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star’s script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder’s powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Tickets: $8


Friday, May 18, 7:30 – 10:00 pmColter Wall, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Colter Wall is a young Saskatchewan born songwriter and performing musician. Steeped in Old Timey material and traditional Americana, Wall’s sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, Folk and Bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and visually provoking, story telling lyrics. Wall draws influence from legends of the past such as Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and The Band, as well as more modern Americana pioneers including Shovels and Rope, Jack White, Ray Lamontagne, and Shakey Graves.

Colter Wall’s band includes Frankfort’s own Jason Simpson, who plays bass guitar!

Rolling Stone named Wall to it’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: November 2016”

Check out
COLTER WALL
TICKETS: $20 / $25 / $30


Thursday, May 24, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, May 25, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Friday, May 25, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, May 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Horsey Hundred 2018, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The amphitheater will be a cyclist rest stop on the bike trek.


Saturday, May 26, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Looking at Match Positions, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Sunday, May 27, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


June 2018

Saturday, June 2, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Sunday, June 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Producers (1967), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Producers (1967)

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Once the King of The Great White Way, Max Bialystock is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show until a nervous accountant surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit. This 50th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Mel Brooks
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood

Tickets: $8


Saturday, June 9, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSoundScape Music Fest, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Explore the park… after dark! June 9, 2018 from 6pm-midnight
An evening of sculpture, sparks and spirits to support JSP! This is a free event for the whole family featuring live music, activities, food & drinks and a donation station! This event is sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union and West Sixth Brewing.

Free event, $5 parking

More info here: https://josephinesculpturepark.org/events-programs/soundscape/

Music Stage

Jeri Katherine Howell and Nat Colten 6-7:30

Appalatin 8-9:45

Sorry Atari 10-11:45

Food, Beer, Ice Cream & S’mores

West Sixth Brewing Beer Truck

Amazing Gracie’s Food Truck also serving kid-friendly and veggie options

Taylor Belle’s Ice Cream

Forged Coffee Company serving cold brew coffee

JSP Smore’s Bar

Activities

Illuminated sculptures

Bonfire and S’mores Bar

Silly Sculpture Makin’ Station for kids and adults

Night Sky Tour with Dan Price

Sponsors

Kentucky Employees Credit UnionWest Sixth Brewing at Josephine Sculpture Park


Friday, June 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Pappy For Your Pappy, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

This Father’s Day, make him a happy pappy with a one-of-a-kind dinner event as Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Don’t forget to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening. Due to limited quantities, Van Winkle bourbons will not be available for purchase. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. $100 per person. Lottery system in place; entries will be taken through an online registration form made available here May 7-10. On May 11, drawing will occur and those selected will be notified. Seating is limited to 130 people. Entering into this lottery does not guarantee a ticket to this event. One entry per household.


Friday, June 15, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, June 23, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm D.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Making Contact with Cousin Matches, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Sunday, June 24, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Thursday, June 28, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Thursday, June 28, 7:30 – 10:00 pmRhiannon Giddens, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

Giddens’ follow-up album Freedom Highway was released in February, 2017. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.

She also has more recently appeared on the CMT Hit Series “Nashville” as Hannah Lee “Hallie” Jordan.

Tickets: $35/$45/$55


Friday, June 29, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Friday, June 29, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, June 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

 

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


July 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 – 11:00 am – The Great Buffalo Chase 5K, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 17th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 23. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online starting April 2. No pets allowed, aside from service animals


Saturday, July 7, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Friday, July 13, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, July 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – FrankfortCon, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Join us at The FrankfortCon. It’s a collectors mecca convention located in beautiful Capital City of Frankfort, Kentucky. The FrankfortCon strives to be Kentucky’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, wrestling, gaming, cosplay, animation, sci-fi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to Kentucky.

The show will have over 150 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, gaming, video games, movies, records, wrestling, , television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Confirmed Featured Guests & Attractions include:

• Fabian Nicieza – Creator of Deadpool
• Mark Bagley – Creator of Carnage, Famous Spider-Man Artist
• Bob Camp – Creator/Artist of The Famous TV Cartoon Series: Ren & Stimpy
• James O’Barr – The Creator of the Famous CROW
• Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Tito Santana – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Bushwhacker Luke – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Starsky & Hutch – 1976 Gran Torino Car – TV Series
• The General Car from Dukes of Hazzard
• K.I.T.T – Famous Car from the Knight Rider TV Series
• Back to the Future Car – The Delorean on Display at the Comic-Con
• Batman 1990 Movie – The BatMobile on Display at the Comic-Con
• See the Bandit Car from Smokey The Bandit – 1978 Trans-Am

Tickets on sale now – General Admission is only $20.00 – All Kids Under 12 are FREE with accompanied Adult. VIP Tickets are $50.00 and Platinum Tickets are $100.00. We have a Huge Cosplay Contest for all Attendees with amazing Prices! You can purchase online or at the Door.

The Frankfort Comic-Con will take place on Saturday July 14, 2018 from 10am to 6pm at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601.

For more information, click HERE

Get tickets HERE


Sunday, July 15, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, July 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pmBig (1988), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Big (1988)

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

A 13-year-old boy, transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine, becomes a successful executive by turning his juvenile intellect to toy design. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Penny Marshall
Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Tickets: $8


Thursday, July 26, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, July 27, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Friday, July 27, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, July 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Review and Experiences Roundup: Goals for Going Forward, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

(Watch for 2019 schedule)

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


August 2018

Thursday – Sunday, August 2 – 5US 127 Yard Sale, Frankfort, Kentucky

Dubbed “The World’s Longest Yardsale”, it really is the longest yard sale in the world. It’s 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states (including straight through the heart of the Capital City); Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The majority of the route follows Highway 127 from Addison, MI in the north to Chattanooga, TN in the south. From Lookout Mountain, GA to Gadsden, AL the route switches to Lookout Mountain Parkway. Both are scenic drives allowing you to appreciate the beautiful countryside of these states all while enjoying the fun and excitement of The World’s Longest Yard Sale.


Saturday, August 4, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Sunday, August 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Big Lebowski (1998), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Big Lebowski (1998)

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

From the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski is a hilariously quirky comedy about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians and a guy named…The Dude. This 20th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Tickets: $8


Friday, August 10, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Thursday, August 24, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, August 24, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Sunday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – 12 Hours of Capitol View Park MTB Race, at Capitol View Park, Coffee Tree Rd at Old Glenns Creek Rd

A 12 hour endurance style mountain bike race in Frankfort at Capitol View Park. This event has been around since 2008.

Register online HERE


Sunday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSouth Pacific (1958), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – South Pacific (1958)

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.

An American woman falls in love with a Frenchman while stationed as a navy nurse in the South Pacific during World War II. The 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Joshua Logan
Writers: Paul Osborn (screenplay), Richard Rodgers (adapted from the play “South Pacific”)
Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

Tickets: $8


Friday, August 31, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


September 2018

Saturday, September 1, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, September 1, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, September 2, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Friday, September 7, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday – Sunday, September 8 – 9 – Cryptid Con 2018, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Kentucky’s Largest Bigfoot Event is back! Join us for an exciting weekend dedicated to the strange and unusual. Hear first hand accounts of strange encounters from those who lived them. See evidence of legendary monsters. Learn from researchers who’ve spent a lifetime in the field. Shop from some of the most talented artists and unique vendors around. Network and have fun!


Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Fall Arts Festival 2018, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!
Featuring guest artist, Peyton Scott Russell at Josephine Sculpture Park!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience and watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

In conjunction with Fall Arts Festival, Peyton Scott Russell will present an artist talk at The Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort.

More information here: https://josephinesculpturepark.org/events-programs/fall-arts-festival/


Saturday – Sunday, September 22 – 23 – Kentucky All A Classic Soccer Tournament, at Capitol View Park, Coffee Tree Rd at Old Glenns Creek Rd

 


Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part I, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Now that you have information on your family history, how can you share it with others?

Get some answers in this two-part boot camp.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., KHS staff will take you through an intense lesson on writing your family narrative, in which you will learn about establishing focus, readability/story flow, supporting details and citations.

You’ll also learn about digitizing supplemental content, copyright and the various ways you can publish what you write.

When you leave, you will be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to start your publication journey.

On Nov. 3, participants can share what they’ve written since Sept. 22 in Part II of the workshop, and our experts will work with you on publishing a product to have ready for sharing with family in time for the holidays!

Part I Admission: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for others.

Part II Admission: $16 for KHS members OR $20 + $8 general admission for others.

Package Admission for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS members OR $55 for others.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Sunday, September 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pmRebel Without a Cause (1955), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

In one of moviedom’s most influential roles, James Dean is Jim, the new kid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of postwar teens — and reverberates over 60 years later. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Writers: Stewart Stern (screen play), Irving Shulman (adaptation)
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo

Tickets: $8


Thursday, September 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Saturday, September 29, 8:00 – 12:00 pmKentucky History Half Marathon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The 4th Annual KY History Half Marathon will be held in Frankfort, Kentucky on Saturday, September 29, 2018 www.KYHistoryHalf.com

What’s so special about the KY History Half?

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  To top things off, this charitable event also offers a fun way to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society in its mission to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

On race day, you will truly “run through history,” past fascinating historical sites and monuments including the imposing KY Military History Museum, the classically beautiful Old State Capitol and the simply beautiful Garrard-Crittenden house, to name just a few.  You will even have the chance to run past the grave sites of Daniel and Rebecca Boone during the “Mile of Remembrance.” Click here to learn more about the historic sites along this amazing course.


Saturday, September 29, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Saturday, September 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Sunday, September 30, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


October 2018

Saturday, October 6, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Celebrate Family History Month by starting your genealogy journey!

Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience. While the research can feel daunting, our expert staff will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:

  • Research strategies
  • Online resources
  • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
  • Family interviews/artifacts
  • Family tree software
  • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
  • Organization/storage and sharing with family
  • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. More information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov


October  8 – 13, 2018 – Kentucky State University Homecoming Week 2018


Sunday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pmMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.

The naïve Jeff Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as a U.S. Senator by a corrupt political party machine headed by the Governor, a publisher and Senator Paine (Claude Rains). This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman (screen play), Lewis R. Foster (story)
Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Tickets: $8


Friday – Saturday, October 19 – 20 – Bourbonanza, Frankfort, Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY DISTILLED
True lovers of Kentucky know that the literal and figurative heart of this gracious southern state is the capital city of Frankfort, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Kentucky River between Louisville and Lexington. Frankfort embodies the essence of everything that makes Kentucky special from her natural charm and beauty to her world-renowned bourbon, all in one distinctly small and spirited package. You could say that Frankfort is Kentucky Distilled.

As surely as Frankfort is making modern history, the city is also deeply rooted in Kentucky’s past. Legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone is buried in Frankfort. Historic architecture graces government buildings from the current Capitol to the old state Capitol, the Governor’s mansions, the region’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house and Liberty Hall, the home of John Brown, one of Kentucky’s founding fathers. Leslie Morris Park sitting atop Fort Hill offers a glimpse into Frankfort’s role during the Civil War and a myriad of museums provide insight into everything from Kentucky’s government to its military to the state police. Frankfort even has one of Kentucky’s few remaining original covered bridges.

FOOD. DRINK. ARTS. MUSIC.
Culturally, Frankfort offers a microcosm of Kentucky’s comfort food, candy, music, art and southern hospitality.

For example, Completely Kentucky features products, crafts and artwork from more than 650 of the best artisans in the state. Rebecca Ruth candy epitomizes “Kentucky Distilled” by mixing the iconic flavors of Kentucky into nationally renowned sweet treats – Mint Kentucky Colonel and the iconic Bourbon Balls. And public art, sculpture trails, gardens, art societies and numerous galleries speak to the city’s commitment to the arts.

BUT LET’S BE HONEST…
If we’re talking Kentucky . . . we’re talking bourbon.

Declared by Congress in 1964 to be America’s Native Spirit, bourbon by definition is made in the United States. But really, everyone knows that means Kentucky – 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in this state, where there are more barrels of bourbon than people. And Frankfort’s iconic Buffalo Trace Distillery is the leader among the legendary spirit makers of Kentucky, staying true to the traditions of the craft while embracing change that results in improvement. In addition to Buffalo Trace, Frankfort has 14 other Distilleries within 20 miles of its downtown. It also has 5 wineries and West Sixth’s new beer farm. Given this concentration of bourbon, beer, wine, other spirits and additional amenities, Frankfort truly is the heart of Kentucky’s spirits industry.


Saturday, October 20, 1:00 – 7:00 pm – Paddlepalooza 2018, at River View Park, Frankfort, Kentucky

Paddle-Palooza is a FREE, fun, and family oriented event along the banks for the beautiful Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Paddlepalooza was one of the most successful padding events ever on the Kentucky River when it was offered over a decade ago!

Wind down your paddling season with a group float on the beautiful Kentucky River. Two group trips will be offered this day; one heading to Buffalo Trace Distillery through Lock and Dam Number 4. And the other tour heading upstream to see the 6 bridges of Frankfort.

We will have two guided tours throughout the day.

Food trucks will be available all day selling bar-b-que, burgers, drinks and more. But feel free to bring the lawn chairs, some snacks and drinks and enjoy a day on the water with friends. Might be the last time this year!

Rental canoes and kayaks will be made available. Advanced reservations for rentals are required. Make rental reservations by going to our website and making them, or by contacting CKY at either:

info@canoeky.com
502 227 4492
888 CANOE KY

Bring your own boat FREE OF CHARGE, or Canoe Kentucky will have rental available by reservation only.

Thanks to Canoe Kentucky, Frankfort Parks and Recreation, and the City of Frankfort for this fun community event.


Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – DNA Interest Group Chat, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ready to talk more about DNA? Now is the time to connect and review what D.I.G. covered in the first half of 2018! This informal discussion will include a review of previous material and experiences. Plus, we’ll announce an outline of the 2019 schedule (with book selection) as we continue digging into this genealogical tool.

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Thursday, October 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia at the Distillery (Night 1), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. Optional costume contest with prizes. $65 per person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pmBlack Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk, Downtown Frankfort, Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Whitaker Bank, is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family. Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!


Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop – Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Bible records are great sources for genealogical information. Throughout this daylong session, you can see original Bible records from the KHS collections (we have one of the largest family Bible collections in the state), explore other holdings and help us research the families listed in them.

If you have a family Bible that contains family/genealogy information, please consider bringing it along to have digitized! We’ll share the scanned images with researchers through our Digital Collections Catalog.

(KHS collections include more than 200 original family Bible records in archival storage with some images online at kyhistory.com; an 11-volume set of photocopied records contributed by past library patrons; additional copies of family Bible records in our surname vertical files and within local published histories; transcribed Bible records in print editions of Kentucky Ancestors and The Register.)

This event is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. No registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Saturday, October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia at the Distillery (Night 2), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. Optional costume contest with prizes. $65 per person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


November 2018

Saturday, November 3, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, November 3, 2:00 – 4:30 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part II, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

You attended Part I of this workshop in September and have been writing feverishly since then. Maybe you’ve been writing your family history for a while and just want to know how to publish your work.

In this session, we will talk about what you’ve written over the past month, cover various publishing formats and work with you to produce a product ready for sharing with family in time for the holidays!

 

Part I Admission: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for others.

Part II Admission: $16 for KHS members OR $20 + $8 general admission for others.

Package Admission for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS members OR $55 for others.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Thursday – Sunday, November 8 – 11 – The Candlelight Tradition, Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations. From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old. Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit our 40+ shops and restaurants, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!


Saturday, November 10, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, November 11, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pmDie Hard (1988), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Die Hard (1988)

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Tickets: $8


Thursday, November 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Lighting Of The Traceat Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as we illuminate the colorful, festive displays at the Distillery. Featuring the Kentucky State University Choir and a visit from Santa. Candlelight Tour at 5:30 p.m., Carols and Holiday Stories at 6:00 p.m., and Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. All activities are complimentary. No pets allowed, aside from service animals


December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, December 1, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Sunday, December 2, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE


Thursday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 1), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick. Complimentary.


Friday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 2), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick. Complimentary.


Friday, December 7 – Annual Frankfort Christmas Parade, Downtown Frankfort, KY


Saturday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 3), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick. Complimentary.


Sunday, December 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pmWhite Christmas (1954), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – White Christmas (1954)

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Two song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business, join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. This event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Norman Panama (written for the screen by)
Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Tickets: $8


Thursday, December 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Saturday, December 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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